6th June 2002, 09:53 AM
pic quality - what is wrong? [re:erm, silly question but...]
as u can see, am a newbie. I have a 1.3 mpx cam that i bought about 8 months ago. recently i noticed that for many of my shots, there are "gaps" of blue spots in them - they are especially obvious if i view the picture in the original size, and i have to use the "blur" function in photoArc studio to try to make things look slightly better by blending the blue spots. the thing is, i never noticed this when i first used the camera during the first few months.
my question is - is this repairable? (i.e. time for me to send back to company to fix?) and what is wrong with my camera?? is this "noise"? (but then again, why suddenly appear??) or is it the CCD problem?
would appreciate any help!!! thanks
Last edited by alto; 8th June 2002 at 01:22 AM.
6th June 2002, 10:48 AM
can you post a link to some example pics so that can see what is the problem.
6th June 2002, 11:13 AM
ok, will post pic...need to go look for them first as i'm at work
Last edited by alto; 6th June 2002 at 11:40 AM.
6th June 2002, 11:41 AM
Last edited by alto; 7th June 2002 at 08:40 AM.
7th June 2002, 08:28 AM
surely someone can help? pleeeeeeeeease?
7th June 2002, 08:33 AM
The pic's taking ages to load for me, but that might have something to do with the fact that I'm overseas...
7th June 2002, 08:40 AM
fixed the link - i think the site that i posted to now refuses to allow me to link.
7th June 2002, 08:42 AM
Hmm... can't say I see too much wrong with it as it stands to be honest. From what you describe (speckled blue blouse) it might be too much JPEG compression.
7th June 2002, 08:54 AM
i see. but the original JPEG was already speckled. so far it is very obvious in group shot pictures that i take (of people) - their faces, their clothes etc. i suppose it's time for me to upgrade to at least a 3.3 mg pixel?!?
7th June 2002, 09:28 AM
Well, if you could provide an original file it would be helpful. I would strongly suggest getting to the route of the problem before jumping at buying a new camera.
7th June 2002, 09:45 AM
7th June 2002, 10:34 AM
thanks very much! I think the white balance may have something to do with it. I've also noticed that all my photos have a rather blue/greenish tinge to them.
i will go ferret out an original photo as well, and hopefully post it up tonight.
8th June 2002, 01:27 AM
here are links to two photos recently taken. The group shot taken with flash and automatic white balance is especially bad - extremely "speckled", and i don't know what is wrong.
would appreciate your help again.
8th June 2002, 02:45 AM
Well the sky picture, I honestly have no idea what's going on. It looks a bit like a massively dithered GIF. Only possibility I can come up with is that the camera has a very limited colour depth.
The group shot is more straightforward... that's just rampant noise, the digital camera equivalent of grain.
8th June 2002, 09:40 AM
I take it that the pictures comes straight from the camera and there is no post-processing done to the images.
To me, why not take your camera down for a thorough checkup. I believe it is still under warranty?
Make sure you bring down your images or ask them to test out the camera and show them the results on the monitor.
On the other hand, if you decide to invest in a new camera, this will be a perfect excuse for you to get one.
8th June 2002, 11:27 PM
Thanks everyone for your help...i think i will make a trip to the company to get camera checked out. (yes, no post processing done to images. at least I know what noise is now )